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UER Forum > Archived Canada: Ontario > Swing Bata Bata Swing! (Viewed 696 times)
jerm IX 


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Swing Bata Bata Swing!
< on 10/7/2013 10:58 PM >
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I recently heard word that the Bata Shoe Factory was being demolished. Until this afternoon that was but an unsubstantiated rumour, as I had been informed last year by sources close to the Bata family that the widow Bata was determined to save the historic building and convert it into condominiums.

But alas, when I pulled into Batawa today, I encountered a demo crew actively demolishing the building. The majority of the outer walls of the ground floor had already been removed, exposing the wide open stripped interior. The sounds of demolition echoed loudly and got louder and louder as I stealthily made my way inside, narrowly avoiding the demo crew at every turn. I don't know how I managed to be so lucky so often here today. Workers repeatedly turned their heads or backs at the perfect moments, allowing me to actually traverse all 5 floors and even capture some work in progress shots before I was finally spotted on the top floor and asked to leave.

Here is the full story, with the pics from today's demo explore added at the end...

http://jermalism.b...n-bata-batawa.html



IMG_5347 by jerm IX, on Flickr
[last edit 10/7/2013 10:59 PM by jerm IX - edited 1 times]

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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 1 on 10/8/2013 1:21 AM >
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awsome, sad to see it go.

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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 2 on 10/9/2013 12:18 AM >
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Best thread title in a while

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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 3 on 10/10/2013 12:26 AM >
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The condo plan for this place has been kicked around since 2006 to my knowledge but I never saw any marketing for it, and considering where it's located, it probably wouldn't have sold. I think the planning around it could have been better. I really liked the open architecture the building had, just like their first plant in Ziln.





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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 4 on 10/11/2013 7:19 PM >
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"The extraordinary beauty of things that fail." - Heinrich von Kleist https://www.flickr...tos/167086827@N08/
jerm IX 


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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 5 on 10/13/2013 12:21 PM >
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Thanks guys, and nice additions Air. I'm also sad to see it go.

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Re: Swing Bata Bata Swing!
<Reply # 6 on 2/4/2014 9:22 PM >
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After a day of exploring fails that saw us locked out of all three abandonments we attempted to enter yesterday, we made our way to Batawa to check the status of the demolition. We expected to come across an empty field, but much to our surprise the building was not completely gone. In fact a sign attached to the fence surrounding the remnants of the structure announced the terrific news that a restorative project is indeed under way, as was rumoured earlier.


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Inside out by jerm IX, on Flickr


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